current catalog

chewbaccaaah  asked:

Why did Popeye ask that you never speak his real name?

He just really, REALLY hated his given name.  Not sure WHY becuase according to mom Popeye got real defensive if you ever asked about 1. his given name 2. his time in the navy 3. anything about the state of Oklahoma.  Unfortunately, Popeye and anyone who ever knew the truth is long since deceased.

…Unless someone out there knows a “Dickie Smits” who served in WWII in the navy and/or lived in OK before the war.  There’s mention of him coming around to see Popeye a few times in the 60′s and a really bad photo* of both of them from a trout-fishing expedition in Montana in 1968, in which both their faces are mostly obscured by their rather impressive haul.  Popeye looked like Gene Wilder, if Gene had never heard of modern dentistry and did his hair by putting a Knife in an electric socket every morning.  Dickie’s got strawberry-blond pornstache, a chest so barreled you could go over niagra in it, and a cancerous-looking sunburn.

I’m still going to respect Popeye’s wishes regarding not using his given name, I just want to know more details.

*All family photos are currently undergoing digital cataloging by Aunt Helen right now and will be unavailable until at least Christmas.  

Original direction: Make it different but the same - similar to older catalog design but freshened up.

Feedback criticism:  This catalog design feels like a fresh version of our current catalog, rather than a redesign. Make it more original. 

Hellenic Polytheism Books

These are the books we currently have cataloged for Hellenic polytheism. Feel free to send us suggestions for more books or thoughts on any of these!

Also see our History page for related books on the history of Greece and Greek culture.

Classics

The Iliad by Homer

  • Free on Kindle
  • Free online (a quick search brings up tons of results)
  • There are a number of translations of this text available.

The Odyssey by Homer

  • Free on Kindle
  • Free online (a quick search brings up tons of results)
  • There are a number of translations of this text available.

Mythology and Modern Worship

Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate by Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Hellenic Polytheism: Household Worship Vol. 1 by Christos Pandion Panopoulos and others

Hellenismos Today by Timothy Jay Alexander

Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored by Sarah Kate Istra Winter

Komos: Celebrating Festivals in Contemporary Hellenic Polytheism by Sarah Kate Istra Winter

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

Myths: Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods by Lucia Impelluso

Persephone Unveiled by Charles Stein

The American Explorer

((A/N: This is an AU! I’m still writing my requests, but I had a little ping in my head to write this so I’m writing this. It’s completely inspired by watching The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, so the setting is 1920′s Dean. I imagine if Dean were an Explorer, not a ‘Hunter’, but still with the same idea. He tracks down the rare and crazy, all to save lives. Sam’s not in this… yet. But if it does well, I’ll keep it going. Feedback is SUPER important! Also, if you want to be tagged, lemme know.

Pairing: 1920′s!Dean x Reader

Word Count: 2050

Warnings: Language

AU: 1920′s Explorer

Tagging: @little-red-83 @andwhenitwasclear @jodyri @torn-and-frayed @the-queen-of-hades @evanshiddlesgoddess @growningupgeek @beriala @growleytria @adaisinwonderland @holywaterbucketchallenge @iwantthedean @aprofoundbondwithdean @ohheyitsmik @flintera @aerisawriting @demondean-for-kingofhell @kazchester-fanfiction  @goandsavemyunicorn))

Cataloguing. Always cataloguing. Once more another weekday evening found you alone in the large museum, labeling and writing, organizing a new exhibit that had come in. You’d hoped your move to England would have given you more opportunities, but it was still 1920, and it was still impossible for a woman to be taken seriously. Now you were left eyeing the ‘Mythology of Edinburgh’, a piece from Scotland that had come in.

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Dear State of Massachusetts,

It would be very helpful if you could make available online the (woefully limited) catalog of eyeglasses frames available for your vision patients. I get very nervous and don’t always make smart decisions when someone is standing over me, watching and waiting for me to choose a thing, and even worse if they are “helping” me (see my previously posted story about the Spite Glasses, currently on my face).

I would very much like to be able to look at the current catalog from the comfort of my own home, so that when I go in I am not making a choice under pressure, not plagued with the feeling that I am taking up someone’s time - not, in fact, taking up the time of the optometrist or optometrist’s assistant who is standing over me while I flip through the paper catalog trying to find the frames that suit me AND for me.

Please halp.

Kthxluv

Me

Some of my new friends in the Modern Characters in Thedas Skype group (talk to @moderngirlinthedas​ about joining!) expressed an interest in a Modern Character in Thedas Challenge, and I’ve whipped up the thing. There’s not a set week , so attempt whichever week’s best for you. @livinginthedas suggested setting going with a specific week, and with a little discussion, we decided to go with… 

August 29 - September 4

Also, if you’d rather come up with your own prompts or tackle it your own way, please do! And still feel free to use the challenge tag. The main goals of the challenge are really to spark inspiration - and to celebrate this fun trope. In light of those goals, these prompts (particularly the option 1s) are pretty basic and open. For each day, I’ve got two choices listed. Pick one for each day, whichever inspires you most (or both if you’re ambitious or particularly inspired). Interpret them all however you’d like, and write as much or as you’d little for each prompt. As for tagging, generally stories in this ‘niche’ are tagged as follows here on tumblr: #modern girl in thedas, #modern oc in thedas, #modern character in thedas, and #modern people in thedas realities.

For the challenge specifically, tag your posts with #mcit challenge on both tumblr and AO3.


DAY 1:

OPTION 1: A first meeting.
OPTION 2: Between Origins and Inquisition, we’ve explored Fereldan, Orlais, Kirkwall, and a little beyond that. Write a scene set in one of the countries/cities we hadn’t seen in game.  

DAY 2:

OPTION 1: A culture shock.
OPTION 2: There’s a lot of problems we tend to gloss over in MCIT fics: periods, language barriers, etc. Make your OC face one of these issues head-on.

DAY 3:

OPTION 1: A team-building activity.
OPTION 2: Shiny. Let’s be bad guys. Or in other words, get your OC mixed up with a ‘bad’ crowd.

DAY 4:

OPTION 1: A big reveal.
OPTION 2: Turn on the show/movie of your choice. The first line of dialogue you hear has got to come out your OC’s mouth at some point during this scene.

DAY 5:

OPTION 1: A difference of opinion.
OPTION 2: It’s the good ol’ look around you meme. Look around your current area and mentally catalog nearby objects. Three - and only three - of these objects end up in Thedas with your OC. Paint a scene showing how useful and/or useless these things are to your character now that they’re stuck in Thedas.

DAY 6:

OPTION 1: A disappointment.
OPTION 2:  We all love our companions and our protagonists, but there’s a lot of minor characters in Dragon Age who deserve some love, too. Pick an NPC and write a scene centered around them and your OC.

DAY 7:

OPTION 1: A triumph.
OPTION 2: Music can be a great inspiration while writing. Put a playlist on random and write a scene influenced by the songs you hear.

Astrology Books

These are the books currently cataloged on the blog. Feel free to suggest more books or add your thoughts on any of these!

Astrology for Beginners by William H. Hewitt

  • Not as beginner-friendly as the title implies. Lots of charts and math, and some readers question the author’s views of the signs.

The Astrology Kit by Grant Lewi and Liz Greene

The Book of Pluto by Steven Forrest

  • Very in-depth and packed with useful information

Darkside Zodiac by Stella Hyde

  • There are many more Darkside Zodiac books for different purposes.

Do It Yourself Astrology by Lyn Birkbeck

Houses: A Contemporary Guide by Gwyneth Bryan

Linda Goodman’s Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman’s Relationship Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman’s Star Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs by Linda Goodman

Personology by Gary Goldschneider

The Practical Astrologer by David Christie-Murray

The Rising Sign by Jeanne Avery

Spiritual Astrology by Jan Spiller and Karen McCoy

On dating vigilantes...

Tish knows Jon’s body as well as her own, and she is conscious of the fresh bruises and healing lacerations and sore muscles and strains and sprains and aches. He is never one hundred percent all right. She keeps a mental catalog of current injuries she must be mindful not to poke or squeeze or sit on.

A few days after a particularly bad pulled muscle, she gets a phone call from his mother.

“So Jon is insisting that he’s fine for field work,” Felicity says, sounding skeptical. “I hate to put you in the middle of this, but,” Tish can practically hear Felicity pausing to chew her lower lip. “Is he fibbing?”

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Origen Worlds 2015: Heat Map Ward Viewer

The following is an overview of an Excel program I created for Origen for Worlds 2015.  This program cataloged more than 1500 ward placements for LGD and KT (SKT in next article). This program allowed us to drill down into their warding behavior, timing, and locations with far greater accuracy.  Here is a quick look at the capabilities of this program.  

In the first picture you can see me selecting and filtering down the data in real time.  Currently the program can filter by team, side, opponent, game (or stage), lane start, player, type of ward, and timing of placement.

(Huge thank you to @loyotathedragon@BeeSinLoL, and @empyre19 for helping with data entry and @mtnhrmt for giving me the opportunity with Origen)

Each member of the team can now study their lane opponent and the opposition as a whole.  In order to get the data I created another program which automates ward tracking:

The ward placement program is incredibly simple to use.  The analyst selects the area on the map that the ward was placed, presses a combination of keys which selects the type of ward to place on that map position, fills in the basic data, and the ward is added.  Currently it catalogs the time, location, who placed it, length of vision, expiration time, and any relevant notes.  With a single click the data is then saved and can be added to the Ward Viewer program for greater analysis.  The next version that I am working on is adding options to create more context such as dragon status, tower status, recent ganks, kills, etc.

ANIMATIONS

Here are a few animations showing the tendencies and differences between LGD and KT.

KT Red Side - Reversed Standard Lanes - 3m Increments

LGD Blue Side - TBQ & Pyl - 3m Increments

KT Blue Side - Score & Piccaboo - 3m Increments

Individual Example - Nagne - All Sides

Now obviously there are a lot of factors involved when a ward is placed.  Kills, towers, dragons, team fights, etc. but I can learn some specific things about each player that provide sweeper advantages.  The following is a simple example looking at Nagne’s tendencies.  You can see he likes to place his first trinket at the blue raptor river entrance.  His trinket placements are primarily on the top mid river brush and he transitions towards the bot mid river brush once he gets stealth wards.

TEAM BEHAVIOR

Here are two stills of LGD and KT’s warding on blue side.  You can see that LGD is much more aggressive with their ward placements.

LGD Blue Side

KT Blue Side

In the next article I’ll look at SKT and break down some more details that were taken from the data.  Possibly a bit more on how the program works internally if there is interest.

Scott Borchette talks Taylor Swift with THR

Swift has one album left on her Big Machine deal. What is the status of the negotiations?

We have one record left with Taylor Swift, and that’s all I can say.

After Swift took her catalog off Spotify, Big Machine acts Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore pulled releases as well. If you had your way, would all Big Machine artists pull their music?

Yeah. There’s not any artist that can go and pull them themselves. We don’t have control over Republic Nashville. So I can’t do anything right now about Florida Georgia Line or The Band Perry. It’s about each individual artist, and the real mission here is to bring … attention to it.

Why start with Swift?

[Taylor’s catalog] is arguably the most important current catalog there is. When I went to her and said I want to pull the whole thing, she was completely in. Would I have done it if she didn’t want to? No. We want to make sure that the songwriters [and] publishers have a voice in this, that everybody has some acknowledgement of who is being affected by this system, and she was the loudest megaphone.

What will it take to get her catalog back on Spotify?

It will take a company that understands the different needs that we have. I think we have to have the choice to be [on the free, ad-supported tier] or not.

In 2009, the Saving Country Music website jokingly dubbed you the Country Music Antichrist for unleashing pop-leaning acts like Swift on Nashville. Does such criticism hurt?

You can come after me all day long, I don’t care. But if you come after Kimberly Perry or Taylor or any of the girls, especially — man, that’s not a good day for you if I have anything to say about it. I think probably one of the most well-known was the Grammys with Taylor when she was criticized for her performance with Stevie Nicks. I said, “You’re wrong,” and jumped on the grenade. (x)

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DCWverse Premier Dates

The CW has found great success with Greg Berlanti’s and Warner Bros. TV series based on DC properties. So much success that they ended up picking up the Supergirl license after talks for renewal with CBS stalled over budgetary issues. Combined, it makes up just under half the total hours of programming the CW airs. If you count Vertigo based I, Zombie half of the CW’s current catalog is based off a DC Entertainment property.

And now we have premier dates for the Berlanti produced shows! Time to update the Google Calanders!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

8:00-9:00pm                  THE FLASH (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00pm                NO TOMORROW (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

8:00-9:00pm                  ARROW (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00pm                FREQUENCY (Series Premiere)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

8:00-9:00pm                  SUPERGIRL (The CW Premiere)  

9:00-10:00pm                NO TOMORROW (Premiere Episode Encore)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

8:00-9:00pm                  DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere) 

9:00-10:00pm                SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

*Jane the Virigin will have its season three premier on October 17

Blip Shutdown: Where Will the Videos Be?

As many of you know, Blip is shutting down today.  We’ve received many many many questions about where the videos will be going, and what that’ll mean for the website.  As a lot of you have noticed, we’ve started up a new youtube channel, which you can subscribe to here: http://www.youtube.com/stonedgremlinproductions

Not every video will be uploaded onto our youtube page though.  Only a select number of videos will go to youtube, mainly the Midnight Screenings, certain Snob episodes, and any other video that won’t be flagged right away for copyright.  Not that that makes a huge difference anyway, as one of our Midnight Screenings was flagged last week, and we had to do an appeal to get it turned back on.  Same with the Bingo episode of The Cinema Snob.  Last week I filmed a Snob episode on “Elm Street 2,” which was immediately blocked and can’t be posted until we get to our new video home.

The new home for The Cinema Snob will be on Screenwave.  Out back catalog is currently being uploaded onto Screenwave, and when that is finished, we will be going through the long tedious task of replacing the embed codes on the website.  Unfortunately this might mean that there will be many blank pages on the website for a little bit.  The reason we haven’t started posting the embeds from Screenwave yet is because for some reason our website was on a blacklist for our videos.  We have no clue why, and we’re in the process of getting that fixed.  I have no idea when that will be though, so be prepared to possibly see some blank pages.

That doesn’t mean that you should start uploading our back catalog to youtube.  Please don’t do that.  We’ve seen many of our videos popping up on random youtube pages that aren’t out own, and that doesn’t help us, that actually hurts us quite a bit.  Please leave our videos alone and let us upload what we want to our official youtube page, as well as our new Screenwave account.  The revenue we get from our videos helps maintain the website, as well as helps everyone who works on the site.  Some will probably then say to me “can’t you just let someone archive them on youtube during the transfer.”  My answer to that is, be patient, our videos will be posted up on our own accounts soon.  

So, I hope you like our transfer to Screenwave, and in the meantime, don’t forget to subscribe to our official youtube channel.  And keep an eye out for the new Midnight Screenings episodes coming Friday.

Taylor Swift's Label Boss on Her Future, His Spotify Showdown and 'American Idol' (I just included the Taylor parts)
  • The Hollywood Reporter: Swift has one album left on her Big Machine deal. What is the status of the negotiations?
  • Scott Borchetta: We have one record left with Taylor Swift, and that's all I can say.
  • THR: After Swift took her catalog off Spotify, Big Machine acts Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore pulled releases as well. If you had your way, would all Big Machine artists pull their music?
  • SB: Yeah. There's not any artist that can go and pull them themselves. We don't have control over Republic Nashville. So I can't do anything right now about Florida Georgia Line or The Band Perry. It's about each individual artist, and the real mission here is to bring … attention to it.
  • THR: Why start with Swift?
  • SB: [Taylor's catalog] is arguably the most important current catalog there is. When I went to her and said I want to pull the whole thing, she was completely in. Would I have done it if she didn't want to? No. We want to make sure that the songwriters [and] publishers have a voice in this, that everybody has some acknowledgement of who is being affected by this system, and she was the loudest megaphone.
  • THR: What will it take to get her catalog back on Spotify?
  • SB: It will take a company that understands the different needs that we have. I think we have to have the choice to be [on the free, ad-supported tier] or not.
  • THR: In 2009, the Saving Country Music website jokingly dubbed you the Country Music Antichrist for unleashing pop-leaning acts like Swift on Nashville. Does such criticism hurt?
  • SB: You can come after me all day long, I don't care. But if you come after Kimberly Perry or Taylor or any of the girls, especially — man, that's not a good day for you if I have anything to say about it. I think probably one of the most well-known was the Grammys with Taylor when she was criticized for her performance with Stevie Nicks. I said, "You're wrong," and jumped on the grenade.
  • Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/taylor-swifts-label-boss-her-769072?utm_source=twitter
Attention Followers!!!

Good evening, followers! We have an announcement to make about some big changes that should help us help more of you!

A while back we decided to stop allowing requests for items because we were receiving many more requests compared to actual submissions. We believe we have figured out a way to alleviate some of this issue.

Now introducing:

The TTCE Closet!

For the past month we have been accepting donations from friends and family and putting everything together to make it easier for you, our followers, to try and find the clothing they need.

How it will work: People looking for items will fill out a form and submit it to us either via our ask box or email. These people will be placed on a waiting list while we try to accumulate the items they are looking for - or the items will be sent out if we have them on hand. (We ask that you do not ask for multiples of specific items such as binders and bras and the like because it is unfair to others whom may be seeking out these items as well.)

We are hoping that the people seeking the items will cover the cost of shipping & handling, and we will be accepting donations for this reason. Donations will also help cover the cost of shipping & handling for those whom may not be able to afford it. 

What this also means is that for those of you who are looking for somewhere to donate your items instead of posting them individually yourself we are finally accepting donations of items to our closet! Just contact us and let us know what type of items you have and you will be given more information about how to send us your items. 

We are currently working on cataloging the items we currently have. We are also going to work on creating a form for requesting items so keep your eyes peeled for that later on this weekend!

Thank you everyone!

So here’s the deal. I’m not doing so hot financially right now, and I desperately need to find some way to supplement my income, at least to get me through the next couple of months until I can get my financial health back to a reasonable level. To that end, I’m going to be offering the following:

  • Fic commissions: Any length, any pairing, any fandom as long as I’m passingly familiar with it. You can give me as much or as little direction as you want. Toying with the idea of charging $1.00 USD per hundred words–you would specify a length, and it’d be up to me to match it. Word count would be a minimum, and any overage you would, of course, not be charged for. This could also be for something other than fanfic–I like to ramble and I would be happy to ramble about anything you like. 

  • Knitting: Small items and accessories. Off the top of my head, some available items would be: fingerless gloves/armwarmers, headbands, hats, potholders, washcloths, small bags/pouches to hold dice, crystals, or tarot cards. No scarves, socks, or sweaters–the turn around on those items is simply too long to be worthwhile right now. I have a shit ton of yarn and a shit ton of patterns so I’m sure we can find something to work. Pricing would be on a case by case basis, likely somewhere between $5.00 - $20.00 USD depending on the item, plus shipping to get it to you.

  • Tea: I sell tea from a company called Steeped Tea. If you are interested in tea I would be more than happy to talk to you about options, what kinds of teas you like, make suggestions as to teas to try as well as hardware and accessories you might find helpful. If you’re interested, let me know, and I can give you the link where you can peruse the entire current catalog. 

  • Translation: I haven’t done any for a long time, but I would be happy to work on translating any quotes or short texts into Sindarin Elvish, complete with tengwar transcription. These would be a flat $5.00 USD fee. Until I’m in a better place, I’m not going to be doing any more free translations, but I can promise a quick turnaround on translation assignments. 

  • Item sales: I don’t know yet what this might entail, but I have a pretty sizeable collection of comics, books, DVDs, and video games. I also have a massive yarn stash, some of might end up parting with. If you’re interested, feel free to let me know, but I’ll probably post pics and information as I figure this stuff out. 

  • Donations:  Fuck, I really hate this shit, but–if you don’t actually want anything, and you have some cash to spare, and you feel so moved, these would also be accepted. 

I hate how pathetic I sound, but I’m at work utterly paralyzed by a sick feeling in my gut and feeling like I’m on the edge of a breakdown, and I need to take SOME kind of action, so–this is what I’m doing. If you’re interested in ANY of the above, please let me know via message or fanmail. And thanks.